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Woman Who Vanished After Tinder Date Was Strangled During Sex Game, Man Claims

New details emerge in the mysterious death of Sydney Loofe.

By Sowmya Krishnamurthy
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New details have surfaced that could explain the mysterious death of Sydney Loofe.

Loofe disappeared after a Tinder date in November, and her body was recovered the next month. A person of interest being questioned now says that her strangulation was the result of a sex game gone wrong, according to People.

The man, Aubrey Trail, admitted to accidentally strangling the 24-year-old during a sexual encounter that involved two other women.

Trail, 53, called the Omaha World Herald almost two weeks ago and said that he was responsible for Loofe’s death. Last week, he told the publication that the deadly date had been arranged online with Trail’s girlfriend, Bailey Boswell. He claimed that Loofe was a willing participant in a sexual fantasy that involved Trail and at least two other women. As for Boswell, Trail said that she was passed out on drugs and was outside of the room when the strangulation happened. 

“It was suffocation. It happened in Saline County,” he said. Trail and Boswell had been living in an apartment together in Wilber, Nebraska. 

“It wasn’t supposed to go to the extreme it went, of course not,” he said. “It wasn’t meant that she was to die.”

There have been no arrests in the case. Boswell and Trail (seen above) have been named “persons of interest” and are currently behind bars for unrelated charges, reported People. 

As previously reported, Loofe's body was discovered in December. She went missing on November 15 and was last seen in the area of Wilber, Nebraska. Friends and family said she had recently gone on two dates with a woman she met online named “Audrey.” That person was later revealed to be 23-year-old Boswell. After police announced Boswell and Trail as persons of interest, the pair initially proclaimed their innocence.

Trail now has remorse for his act and wants to be put to death. 

“A life for a life — that’s the rules in my world,” he told Omaha World Herald. “I should be put to death.”

[Photo: Lincoln Police Dept]

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